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English verb: untangle

1. untangle (contact) release from entanglement of difficulty


SamplesI cannot extricate myself from this task.


Synonymsdisencumber, disentangle, extricate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)disengage, free

2. untangle (contact) become or cause to become undone by separating the fibers or threads of


SamplesUnravel the thread.


Synonymsunknot, unpick, unravel, unscramble


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)undo


Entaildisunite, divide, part, separate


Antonymsravel, tangle, knot









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